Biden touts 'monumental commitment' to send 500M Covid vaccine doses abroad

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"We're a nation full of people who step up in times of need to help our fellow human beings," the president said in England.
"In this moment, our values call on us to do everything that we can to vaccinate the world against Covid-19," he said, adding that it was in the United States' self-interest to do so.

Word of the White House's plan trickled out in the lead-up to Biden's trip across the Atlantic. The doses are being procured from Pfizer and are part of a two-dose schedule. During his remarks, Biden emphasized the sizable portion of the overall commitment that will be set aside for less-affluent nations.

The plan, which was negotiated by the Biden administration and the company over the past several weeks, nearly doubles the federal government's original plan to purchase up to 600 million doses from Pfizer. The U.S's vaccine strategy has irked some allies — such as Belgian Prime Minister…
Nick Niedzwiadek
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